ERIC Number: ED415202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Agents, Provocateurs: Reform-Minded Leaders for Schools of Education.
Thiessen, Dennis, Ed.; Howey, Kenneth R., Ed.
This collection of papers addresses two issues of critical importance to higher education: leadership and changing the way that schools and colleges of education conduct the business of teaching and learning. The book contains an introductory paper, seven studies written from the perspective of the deans leading the change, and a concluding paper. Six of the seven institutions included in the volume are public. The institutions vary in size and historic commitment to teacher preparation. After a foreword by Eileen Wilson Oyelaran, the nine papers are: "The Context for Leadership and Reform in Schools and Colleges of Education" (Kenneth R. Howey); "Leadership for Change in Faculties of Education" (Michael Fullan); "The New Sisyphus: The Dean as Change Agent" (Richard Wisniewski);"Deaning in the Nineties: The Challenge of Restructuring a Professional College" (Nancy L. Zimpher); "New Values and New Programs: One Dean's Experience" (Raphael O. Nystrand); "Reconstructing the Community of the School of Education: Influencing Habits of Mind, Discourse, Work, and Results" (Gail Huffman-Joley); "Addressing the Dean's Dilemma" (Sam J. Yarger); "Building Capacity for Change" (Richard Arends); and "Deans of Education: Only the Reform-Minded Need Apply" (Dennis Thiessen). (Most papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.